The Moths of Suffolk
125 Emmetia marginea, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and abundant

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early July and mid-July to August

Larval foodplants : Brambles (Rubus), especially Bramble (Rubus fructicosus agg.), mining the leaves

Morley's Final Catalogue : Larvae common in bramble leaves at Glemham Magna (Bloomf.); Leiston (Grey); Southwold (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-8mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOpostega spatulellaTischeria ekebladella
Tischeria dodonaeaEmmetia guanacella
Emmetia angusticolellaEmmetia angusticolella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

Click to view full size image
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2007) © Neil Sherman

Click to view full size image
mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard

Flight chart
JFMAMJJASOND
2 7 100 33 66 17

Leaf-mine occurrence
JFMAMJJASOND
U U U U V V V V

Life history chart
JFMAMJJASOND
larva larva larva pupa imago ovaimago ovalarvapupa ovapupaimago ovalarva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

Click to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Larval mine on bramble - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (1.ix.2007) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (7.viii.2017) © Paul Kitchener